Kristin and Justin are an amazing couple. We clicked with them from our very first meeting, and over the past few months, we've really become great friends. First off, Airika and I love board games, and Justin and Kristin have one of the most interesting and extensive collection of boardgames I've ever heard of. Toss in the fact that they are cool people to hang out with, AND they totally connect with our passion and vision for photography, and you can see why we like them so much!
Heading into their wedding, the forecast predicted rain, rain and then some more rain, while daylight savings snatched away an hour of daylight. This would certainly be a challenge since their ceremony didn't start until 7pm, but we came prepared to do lots of off-camera lighting, just in case. To quote Yervant, (in his charming Auzie accent) "I always shoot with available light, but when light is not available, I bring the light." Thankfully, the rain held off, and all of the time we've spent reading Strobist paid off.
We started out at the South lake Union Park...
For this shot, Kristin had to get a little adverturous and daring. There wasn't a ramp or stairs leading down to this lovely little dock. The only way down was to go around an access gate, and drop down about 4 feet from a ledge onto the dock, hoping all the while that she doesn't brush against the grungy ledge, or worse yet, fall into the lake!
Then, on to Post Alley, down below Pike Place Market...
We started off shooting with available light, but the texture of the cobblestone was completely lost with all the flat overhead light. What to do? We called the driver down so we could use his headlights for some directional light and check out the results!
For their guestbook, Kristin and Justin had an antique typewriter for people to type messages on. So creative!
Kristin specifically requested a "bad@$$" photo of all the guys. I'm just glad these guys are my friends...
Justin and Kristin, we had a wonderful day with you. In fact, when we got in our car to head home, I think Airika's words were, "Now THAT's why we photograph weddings!"
Gerald and Airika